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About Victor
Victor Atsu Tamakloe is a journalist based in Accra, Ghana.
He has worked for many media houses across the Ghanaian media landscape. 
First for Focus One Media Group, then Skyy Media Group, and now the Asaase Broadcasting Company.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
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Sports Fact Checking
Portfolio

AFCON 2023: Gambia team flight to Ivory Coast forced into emergency landing due to lack of oxygen

11 Jan 2024  |  asaaseradio.com
The Gambia national football team's flight to Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup of Nations was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff due to a loss of cabin pressure and oxygen. The incident occurred nine minutes into the flight from Banjul to Yamoussoukro. The plane, operated by Air Cote d’Ivoire, returned safely to Banjul where the team conducted a training session. The Gambia Football Federation confirmed that all passengers were safe and in good health. The team had previously been in Saudi Arabia for pre-tournament preparations and is set to play against Senegal, Guinea, and Cameroon in the upcoming matches.

AFCON 2023 Group B guide: Ghana hope to end 41-year drought, Salah's quest to win at last

10 Jan 2024  |  asaaseradio.com
The 2023 African Cup of Nations features Group B with Egypt, Ghana, Mozambique, and Cape Verde. Egypt, led by Mohamed Salah and managed by Rui Vitoria, has an 88% chance of reaching the last 16. Ghana, under Chris Hughton's management and with captain Andre Ayew, has an 80.9% chance of progressing and hopes to end a 41-year trophy drought. Cape Verde, with captain Ryan Mendes, has a 52.9% chance of reaching the last 16. Mozambique, led by 40-year-old Elias Pelembe, has a 44.5% chance of advancing. Key players from various clubs across Europe are highlighted for each team.

Closing Accra Sports Stadium for Christmas concerts stinks

29 Dec 2023  |  www.asaaseradio.com
Togbe Afede XIV, Executive Board Chairman of Hearts of Oak, has criticized the National Sports Authority for suspending football activities at the Accra Sports Stadium to accommodate entertainment concerts during the Christmas season. This decision has forced Hearts of Oak, Accra Lions, and Great Olympics to relocate to other venues, with Togbe Afede questioning the logic behind prioritizing concerts over the Ghana Premier League.

Koforidua Resource Centre to be managed by third party for sustainability

27 Dec 2023  |  www.asaaseradio.com
The newly refurbished Koforidua Youth Resource Center, a 5,000 capacity multipurpose sports facility, will be managed by a third party to ensure sustainability. This decision, announced by Pius Henam Hadzide, CEO of the Ghana National Youth Authority, aims to address concerns about the competence of the National Sports Authority in maintaining sports facilities. The center, commissioned by President Akufo Addo, includes a FIFA-standard football pitch, a nine-lane athletic track, and courts for various sports. The National Youth Authority plans to leverage third-party facility managers for regular maintenance and proper usage.

NBA: Detroit Pistons close in on 26-match losing streak record

22 Dec 2023  |  asaaseradio.com
The Detroit Pistons are on the brink of matching the NBA's longest single-season losing streak, sitting just one loss away after a 119-111 defeat to the Utah Jazz. This marks their 25th consecutive loss, with the current record held by the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2013-14 Philadelphia 76ers at 26 losses. Pistons point guard Cade Cunningham insists the team is better than their record suggests and is hopeful for a turnaround. The Pistons' last victory was against the Chicago Bulls on October 29, and they currently occupy the bottom position in the Eastern Conference. The team's performance was hindered by 27 points conceded from turnovers, and head coach Monty Williams expressed significant disappointment with the effort in the game.

EPL: Jordan Ayew scores as Crystal Palace snatch point against Brighton

21 Dec 2023  |  asaaseradio.com
Jordan Ayew scored a first-half goal for Crystal Palace, leading to a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Premier League at Selhurst Park. Danny Welbeck equalized for Brighton with a header. This marks the fifth consecutive draw with the same scoreline between the two teams at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace's goal, assisted by Michael Olise after a mistake by Brighton's goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen, was their first headed goal of the season.

Ten-man Medeama humbled at Young Africans in Tanzania

21 Dec 2023  |  www.asaaseradio.com
Medeama SC's chances in the CAF Champions League were severely damaged following a 3-0 defeat to Young Africans in Tanzania. Young Africans now rank second in Group D, while Medeama is at the bottom. Goals from Pacome Zouzoua, Bakari Mwamnyeto, and Mudathiri Yahya secured the victory for the hosts. Medeama's Jonathan Sowah missed a penalty and received a red card. Young Africans are in a strong position to challenge group leaders Al Ahly in the upcoming matches.

Invest $1 million in athletes and we'll give you Olympic medal

19 Dec 2023  |  Asaase Radio
Ghana Athletics has publicly challenged the government to invest $1 million in Ghanaian athletes, promising that such support would result in an Olympic medal. Despite Ghana's 18 appearances at the Olympic Games, the nation has not secured a medal in track and field events. Osei Asibey, the Vice President of Ghana Athletics, believes that Ghanaian athletes have the potential to excel if given adequate support, citing the success of other countries that have invested in their athletes.

Fluminense beat Al Ahly to reach Club World Cup final

19 Dec 2023  |  asaaseradio.com
Fluminense defeated Al Ahly 2-0 in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals in Saudi Arabia, with goals from Jhon Arias and John Kennedy. Marcelo played a key role in breaking the deadlock. Al Ahly missed several chances and have now lost in the semi-finals four times. The Copa Libertadores champions, Fluminense, will face the winner of the match between Manchester City and Urawa Red Diamonds in the final.

Ghana Athletics aims to win a medal on global stage in the next four years

18 Dec 2023  |  asaaseradio.com
Bawah Fuseini, President of Ghana Athletics, has announced the organization's goal to win a medal at the Olympics or World Athletics Championships within the next four years. He outlined the performance targets for athletes in various track and field events and emphasized the efficient use of limited financial resources to achieve success at continental and global levels. Ghana Athletics is focusing on the 2024 Paris Olympics and the 2027 World Championship in Tokyo to prepare for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Champions League round of 16 draw: Holders Man City face Copenhagen, Napoli play Barcelona

18 Dec 2023  |  Asaase Radio
The UEFA Champions League round of 16 fixtures for the 2023/24 season have been set following the draw in Switzerland. Notable matchups include Napoli versus Barcelona, a rematch of their 2020 encounter, and Manchester City against Copenhagen, who surpassed Manchester United in their group. Real Madrid, the competition's most successful club with 14 titles, will face RB Leipzig, while last season's runners-up Inter Milan are drawn against Atletico Madrid. Other fixtures include PSG against Real Sociedad, Lazio versus Bayern Munich, PSV Eindhoven against Borussia Dortmund, and FC Porto versus Arsenal. The first legs are scheduled for mid-February, with the second legs in early March.

Kudus hits first Premier League brace as West Ham beat Wolves

17 Dec 2023  |  asaaseradio.com
Mohammed Kudus scored two goals in ten minutes, leading West Ham United to a victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League. This win was a significant improvement from West Ham's previous 5-0 defeat to Fulham, marking their third win in five matches. Kudus's performance was notable for being the earliest double by a West Ham player in a home Premier League match since April 2011. The victory elevated West Ham to seventh place with 27 points, while Wolves remained in 13th place with 19 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo races to Pacers' tunnel to get Game Ball after scoring club record 64 in Bucks's victory

14 Dec 2023  |  Asaase Radio
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a Milwaukee Bucks franchise record of 64 points in a victory over the Indiana Pacers, surpassing Micheal Redd's 57 points from 2006. Post-game, a controversy arose when Pacers players took the game ball to give to rookie Oscar Tshiebwe for his first career basket, leading to a misunderstanding and a physical altercation in which Bucks' security retrieved the ball. Pacers coach Rick Carlisle called the situation 'unfortunate' and clarified that there were two game balls available.

NBA: Draymond Green suspended indefinitely after third consecutive ejection

14 Dec 2023  |  www.asaaseradio.com
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors has been indefinitely suspended by the NBA following his third ejection this season after striking Jusuf Nurkic of the Phoenix Suns. The suspension, which includes conditions for return set by the league and team, reflects Green's history of unsportsmanlike conduct. Green will lose a significant amount of his salary per game during the suspension. Meetings between Warriors GM Mike Dunleavy Jr., Green's agent Rich Paul, and the NBA are expected to discuss counseling for Green. Warriors coach Steve Kerr emphasized the team's need for Green and the importance of him maintaining his poise.

Hearts of Oak win will lift Kotoko to fight for Premier League

11 Dec 2023  |  asaaseradio.com
Asante Kotoko's assistant coach David Ocloo believes their victory over Hearts of Oak will boost the team's morale to contend for the Ghana Premier League title. Steven Mukwuala's second-half brace led Kotoko to a 3-2 comeback win, marking their fourth victory in the last five league games. Ocloo praised the players' commitment and unity, as well as the fans' support.

GPL: Samartex beat Hearts of Lions to go top, Aduana slip to second

10 Dec 2023  |  asaaseradio.com
Samartex 1996 FC leads the Ghana Premier League after a 2-0 victory over Hearts of Oak Lions, with goals from Emmanuel Mamah and Evans Osei-Wusu. Aduana FC fell to second place following a defeat by Nations FC. Other matches saw wins for Karela United, Legon Cities, Berekum Chelsea, and Bechem United, the latter extending their unbeaten run to five games.

Yaw Yeboah helps Columbus Crew to win MLS Cup in USA

10 Dec 2023  |  asaaseradio.com
Ghanaian forward Yaw Yeboah scored a crucial goal for Columbus Crew in their 2-1 victory over LAFC, securing their third MLS Cup title. The win followed a successful match against FC Cincinnati, where they claimed the MLS Eastern Conference title. The Crew capitalized on an early handball by LAFC's Diego Palacios, leading to a penalty goal by MVP Hernandez, followed by Yeboah's goal assisted by Malte Amundsen. Yeboah ended the season with 5 goals and 8 assists in 45 appearances.

CAF Champions League: Medeama still in contention for knockout round despite Young Africans draw

09 Dec 2023  |  asaaseradio.com
Medeama's coach Augustine Evans Adotey remains hopeful for the team's qualification to the CAF Champions League knockout round despite a 1-1 draw with Young Africans. Medeama scored first with a penalty by Jonathan Sowah but conceded an equalizer to Peodoh Pacome Zouzoua. The team is currently third in Group D and will face Young Africans in Tanzania next Wednesday.

Bibiani Gold Stars sack Michael Osei and appoint Frimpong Manso

06 Dec 2023  |  www.asaaseradio.com
Bibiani Gold Stars, currently struggling in the Ghana Premier League, have dismissed head coach Michael Osei and named Frimpong Manso as his successor. Osei, who joined the club in August 2021 and achieved a 10th place finish in the 2021/22 season and 5th in the 2022/23 season, was let go following a home defeat to Nsoatreman. Manso, previously sacked from Bofoakwa Tano in November, will lead the team in their upcoming home game against Samartex.

Jude Bellingham feels lucky to play football after winning Golden Boy award

05 Dec 2023  |  Asaase Radio
Jude Bellingham, now with Real Madrid, expressed his gratitude for football after receiving the 2023 Golden Boy award in Turin. The 20-year-old has had a successful start at Madrid, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo's record for most goals in the first 15 games. Erling Haaland won the Golden Player Man award for his role in Manchester City's Treble win, scoring a record number of goals in a Premier League season. Barcelona's Aitana Bonmati was recognized as the best women's player, having won the Champions League and the Women's World Cup with Spain.

WAFCON Qualifiers: Black Queens focused ahead of Namibia clash

05 Dec 2023  |  asaaseradio.com
Black Queens coach Nora Häuptle expresses calmness, focus, and determination as her team prepares for the WAFCON final round 2nd leg qualifier against Namibia in South Africa. With a 3-1 lead from the first leg and a ten-game winning streak, Ghana aims to secure a spot in the tournament for the first time since 2018, alongside South Africa and Algeria who have already qualified.

Winless Hearts of Lions sack coach Salifu Fatawu

05 Oct 2023  |  www.asaaseradio.com
Kpando Hearts of Lions, a Ghana Premier League team, has parted ways with coach Salifu Fatawu after a winless streak since their promotion. Despite leading the team to the top flight for the first time since 2015, the club remains at the bottom of the league table with eight draws and five losses in 13 games. Public Relations Officer Eric Adzie cited difficulties in goal-scoring and home match performance as reasons for the mutual decision to seek new leadership.

Golf rule makers unveil universal rollback rule to reduce how long balls can travel

04 Oct 2023  |  www.asaaseradio.com
Golf's governing bodies, R&A and the United States Golf Association, have announced new regulations to limit golf ball travel distances starting in January 2028. The rule aims to address the economic and environmental impacts of extending golf courses due to increasing driving distances. The new limit will be 317 yards, with a tolerance of three yards, tested at a swing speed of 125 mph. This change is expected to reduce driving distances for professional and elite male players by 9-11 yards and for LPGA players by 5-7 yards. The decision has received mixed reactions from professional golfers, with Rory McIlroy supporting it for enhancing skill in the game, while Keegan Bradley criticizes it as detrimental to amateur players.

CAF Champions league: Medeama will do everything to avoid defeat at Yanga

04 Oct 2023  |  www.asaaseradio.com
Medeama SC coach Evans Adotey is determined to avoid defeat against Young Africans in their CAF Champions League Group D match in Tanzania. Despite logistical challenges and a delayed training session, Adotey remains focused on strategizing to secure a favorable outcome. Medeama is currently third in the group, tied on points with second-placed CR Belouzdad, while Young Africans trail by two points.

African Games 2023: Ghana's cycling champion pulls out of race due to bike failure

01 Oct 2023  |  www.myjoyonline.com
Ghana's national cycling champion Michael Naaba withdrew from the African Games 2023 cycling competition due to a faulty bicycle. The tube connected to his bike exploded shortly after the race began, and with no spare available, he had to discontinue. Naaba had previously raised concerns about the quality of the equipment provided by the Sports Ministry and the Ghana Cycling Federation, forcing him and his team to use personal gear. Despite his recent successes, including winning the 2023 National Cycling Championship, Naaba will now have to watch the rest of the competition from the sidelines.

Diawisie Taylor returns to Ghana with move to Medeama

08 Jan 2023  |  www.asaaseradio.com
Medeama SC has signed Diawisie Taylor on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old striker, who previously played for Karela United, Future FC in Egypt, and Al Merrikh in Sudan, is known for his impressive performance in the 2020/21 season where he scored 18 goals. Taylor is expected to enhance Medeama's attack as they seek to defend their Premier League title and will likely partner with Jonathan Sowah.

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